Introduction to HP Proliant Servers

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Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers (HE643S)

Course Description

This two-day course provides essential HP ProLiant training
to system administrators who are responsible for ProLiant
ML, DL, and BL servers. Students will be presented with an
overview of HP products, tools, agents, and utilities that will
help them to set up, deploy, monitor, and maintain their
ProLiant servers. Practical hands-on lab exercises are
presented on an HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 server.

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites

Students taking this course should have a basic understanding of the
following operating systems:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 Standard and Enterprise
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard

Course outline

Module 1: HP ProLiant servers overview and resources

• Introduction to the HP ProLiant servers
• Overview of the new features and key technologies in HP ProLiant
Gen8 servers
• HP Services Media Library, self-repair services, and online
documentation

Lab 0: Navigating the HPVL training environment

• Access the HP Virtual Lab (HPVL) environment and identify the
components on the HPVL for course exercises
• Exit the HPVL environment

Lab 1: Using HP ProLiant website resources

• Locate documentation for your HP ProLiant Gen8 server and navigate
the HP Customer Self-Repair Services Media Library
After completing this module, you should be able to:
• Describe the HP ProLiant Server family
• Identify the new features and technologies of HP ProLiant
eighth-generation (Gen8) servers
• List the operating systems supported on ProLiant servers
• Identify information resources such as the HP Customer Self-Repair
Services Media Library

Module 2: HP integrated Lights-Out

• Introduction to HP iLO 4 and its features
• Review of the HP iLO Web Administration Interface

Lab 2: Using HP integrated Lights-Out 4

• Describe the key features of the HP integrated Lights-Out (iLO) 4 web
user interface (UI)
• Differentiate the capabilities of the two main graphical consoles of
the Integrated Remote Console (IRC)
After completing this module, you should be able to:
• Describe HP Lights-Out management
• Explain HP integrated Lights-Out (iLO) 4 functionality
• Identify key features included in the iLO Advanced license
• Explain how to configure and use iLO and its Web Administration
Interface
• Describe the options in the HP Integrated Remote Console

Module 3: Configuration using Option ROM

Introduction to the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) and boot
process
• Features of the RBSU and configuration steps
• Advanced iLO 4 configuration by means of the RBSU
• Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA)
• Accessing the RBSU and Intelligent Provisioning

Lab 3: Configuring servers using Option ROM

• Configure systems by using the ROM-based setup utility (RBSU)
• Configure HP integrated Lights-Out (iLO) 4 by using the iLO RBSU
• Configure a logical drive by using the Option ROM Configuration for
Arrays (ORCA)
After completing this module, you should be able to:
• Identify features of the HP ProLiant Gen8 server ROM
• Describe the HP ProLiant Gen8 server boot process
• Explain how the HP RBSU can simplify server configuration
• Identify the features of the iLO RBSU
• Describe the ORCA configuration utility

Module 4: HP Intelligent Provisioning

• Introduction to HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Intelligent Provisioning maintenance utilities
• HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU) and Array Diagnostics Utility
(ADU)
• HP iLO Configuration Utility in Intelligent Provisioning
• HP Intelligent Provisioning configuration and operating system
installation functionality

Lab 4: Setting up systems with HP Intelligent Provisioning

• Configure the HP Intelligent Provisioning functionality
• Configure a logical drive by using the HP Smart Array Configuration
Utility (ACU)
• Describe the functionality of the HP Intelligent Provisioning
maintenance menu options

Lab 5: Provisioning systems

• Explain how to perform a Microsoft Windows server installation using
HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Describe how to manage HP Intelligent Provisioning (IP) Deployment
Settings Packages
After completing this module, you should be able to:
• Describe HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Identify the HP Intelligent Provisioning maintenance utilities
• Explain how to configure and install HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Describe the multiple-server provisioning capabilities of HP Insight
Control server provisioning

Module 5: HP system software maintenance

• Introduction to system updating-Importance and procedures
• Introduction to the HP Service Pack for ProLiant
• Review of the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) options and
installation methods
• Review of the HP Intelligent Provisioning updating and reinstallation
procedures
After completing this module, you should be able to:
• Describe the Agentless Management functionality and the AMS
• Explain the purpose and collection methods of SNMP and the
• WBEM providers
• Describe the Active Health System and the AHS log
• Describe the layout of the HP SMH
• Identify the online and offline features of HP Insight Diagnostics
• Explain how to use iLO scripting tools
• Identify the components of HP SIM

Module 7: HP ProLiant ongoing system support

• Introduction to HP Support options
• Proactive Insight experience
• What is HP Insight Online and how it works?
• HP Insight Online – My IT Environment
After completing this module, you should be able to:
• Identify the support options for HP ProLiant servers
• Describe what is provided by HP Insight Remote Support and how to
apply it to your environment